The Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner, Mr. Antonio Guterres, on human rights in Iran
In early July 2018, 80 persons from the Azerbaijani Turkish community were reportedly detained or summoned by security forces in the context of an annual celebration in East Azerbaijan Province. Most have been released, amidst reports that they were subjected to ill-treatment. In August, 40 persons from the community were arrested in connection with another gathering in the city of Meshgin Shahr in Ardabil Province, amidst reports of the use of excessive force by security forces. They were subsequently released.
Commonalities and Differences in Methods and Patterns of Torture and Ill-treatment of Political Prisoners in Iran and Why Torturing?! Amir Makouei MASTER THESIS
Commonalities and Differences in Methods and Patterns of Torture and Ill-treatment of Political Prisoners in Iran and Why Torturing?! Amir Makouei
Hundreds of Azerbaijani Turks, including minority rights activists, were also violently arrested in connection with peaceful cultural gatherings throughout the year, including in July and August, when at least 120 people were arrested.
IRAN: RELEASE AZERBAIJANI TURKIC MINORITY RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DETAINED FOR PEACEFUL CULTURAL GATHERINGS 11 August 2018, Index number: MDE 13/8889/2018 Amnesty International is calling on the Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release activist Ebrahim Nouri, as well as anyone else still arbitrarily detained after the arrest of around 120 people in connection with two separate […]
Iran to be represented by a major human rights violator at the top UN human rights body […]
GENEVA (3 January 2018) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday urged the Iranian authorities “to handle the wave of protests that have taken place around the country with great care so as not to further inflame violence and unrest,” and to investigate all deaths and serious injuries […]
May 2016 Ahraz-1602/013 Report on the situation of Iranian Azerbaijanis regarding human rights: Soheila Kargar: On May 15 2016 Turk civil rights activist Mrs. Soheila Kargar was arrested at her home by Iranian security forces in Northwestern city of Qazvin. She has been released on bail on 2nd June. According to AHRAZ, the arrest was […]
April 2016 Ahraz-1602/012 Report on the situation of Iranian Azerbaijanis regarding human rights: Morteza Nour Mohammadi: 14 March 2016, the Turk activist Morteza Nourmohammadi was released on bail in Shabestar, northwest Iran. Mr. Nourmohammadi had been summoned by the revolutionary court at the same day for which the reason was the suing of the local […]
The term genocide meaning the “racial destruction” comprising of the Greek root γένος génos “birth, race, and “cide” in Latin (killing) is defined as “the deliberate and systematic destruction, in whole or in part, of an ethnic or religious minority. The genocide embraces the components, as the political and social prohibitions, cultural and religious diversion, […]